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ZF, IBM and UBS are teaming up to build a blockchain-based automotive transaction platform

2019-09-18T09:59:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

ZF Friedrichshafen, IBM and UBS are teaming up to build a blockchain-based automotive transaction platform.

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Frankfurt auto show to feature strong focus on electric vehicles

2019-09-06T07:53:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

The Frankfurt auto show opens next week with a promise to be a showcase for the changing face of personal mobility.

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An interview with Trumpf CIO Thilo Press: “We need to understand that IT is part of the business”

2019-09-05T13:31:00+01:00By Ralf Bretting, Yannick Polchow

Digitalization is a core part of the corporate strategy at Trumpf and IT plays a big role in the plans. Thilo Press, CIO of the German maker of machine tools since 2015, recently talked to automotiveIT about the digitalization of products and processes, the potential of artificial intelligence and the need for IT to be a fully integrated part of the company’s business. Following are edited excerpts from the interview:

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Robert Bosch gets a new CIO

2019-09-05T11:06:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Vijay Ratnaparkhe is the new CIO of Robert Bosch, succeeding Elmar Pritsch, who has taken on new responsibilities at the large German automotive supplier group.

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Study: German logistics sector fails to benefit from startup technologies

2019-08-27T10:05:00+01:00By Werner Beutnagel

German companies transporting goods all too often ignore the potential of digital technologies developed by startup companies, a new study found.

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Connected-car business models pose security risks

2019-08-07T08:43:00+01:00By Christoph Hammerschmidt

Data from connected cars offer ample opportunity to develop new business models. But, to be successful, the auto industry needs to make sure the data sent from and received by tomorrow’s vehicles are safe and secure.

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Car factories at risk as connectivity grows

2019-08-01T08:29:00+01:00By Christoph Hammerschmidt

Until now, attacks on manufacturing IT systems tended to be hit or miss. Sometimes they succeeded, but mostly they did not. That won’t be the case for long. Many of these facilities are poorly equipped to fend off cyberattacks. 

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FCA’s North America CIO to speak at Detroit automotiveIT event

2019-07-05T10:29:00+01:00

Fiat Chrysler North America CIO Mamatha Chamarthi will deliver a keynote address at the upcoming Go innovate! Live conference in Detroit in December

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Automotive Production Summit: Focus on electrification, sustainability

2019-07-01T17:53:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Electrification, high investment costs and environmental concerns are major factors driving changes in automotive manufacturing, executives said at an industry gathering here Monday.

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Bosch sees big role for blockchain

2019-05-16T09:09:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Robert Bosch sees a big role for blockchain and expects the distributed ledger technology (DLT) to be a key enabler of tomorrow’s internet of things (IoT).

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In test, JLR brings cryptocurrency payments into the car

2019-04-30T12:49:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Jaguar Land Rover is testing a system that would allow drivers and passengers in its cars to make and spend money using cryptocurrency.

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VW plans supply chain project using blockchain technology

2019-04-29T09:29:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Volkswagen plans a pilot project that will use blockchain technology to gain greater transparency in its global supply chain.

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Faurecia looks to digital services, underpinned by IT and data

2019-03-25T23:44:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Dr. René Deist is leading a transformation of Faurecia’s global IT systems and processes to digitalize the supply chain and develop products faster – as well as to support new business models.

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Continental, HPE develop vehicle data sharing platform

2019-03-05T17:41:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

Continental and Hewlett Packard Enterprise have developed a vehicle data sharing platform that will enable new digital services in the areas of driver safety and convenience.

Ab Juli bei den Händlern: Verkaufsstart für neue C-Klasse Limousine und T-ModellAt dealers from July: Start of sales for new C-Class saloon and estate

Mercedes-Benz to boost visibility via blockchain

2019-02-26T10:14:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Mercedes-Benz Cars has announced a partnership with contract management software provider Icertis to improve transparency in its supply chain and procurement via the use of blockchain technology.

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Hyundai Commercial finance arm trials IBM blockchain technology

2019-02-20T16:09:00+00:00By Paul Fisher

Hyundai’s commercial finance arm is trialling IBM blockchain to speed up and secure truck financing deals.

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OEMs face technology investment challenges for a changing supply chain landscape

2019-02-20T10:53:00+00:00By Jessica Twentyman

Around the world, technology decision-makers at automotive OEMs and their suppliers are wrestling with some difficult decisions. How can they digitalise their supply chains in order to compete more effectively in the industry today, while at the same time preparing those supply chains for major disruption down the road?

Blockchain applications will enhance driving, drive huge revenue potential

2019-02-06T16:44:00+00:00By Paul Fisher

A survey from consultancy Simon-Kucher & Partners showed big interest in time-saving solutions, such as congestion management and automated payments. Blockchain apps that protected data, automated payments, or remote access were also popular with respondents.

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DXC Technology to get Swiss digital transformation firm Luxoft in $2 billion deal

2019-01-08T14:54:00+00:00By Paul Fisher

The company will access Luxoft’s existing customer base across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

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SEAT joins Alastria blockchain co-operation, partners with city of Barcelona on urban mobility initiative

2018-12-19T12:33:00+00:00By Farah Alkhalisi

SEAT is the first car manufacturer to join Alastria, a multi-sector network of over 70 Spanish businesses and institutions developing, testing and collaborating on a blockchain infrastructure. It is already working on a proof-of-concept blockchain project with Telefónica to improve the traceability of parts within the supply chain for its ...

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